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    Default USA: Higher Taxes on Pizza and Soda Pop


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    No thanks. I don't like where this could lead, at all.
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    This would be interesting if it worked on something of a sliding scale.

    Like raw veggies get taxed at 1% or something. Cheesecake at 20%.

    Or they could just stop subsidizing corn.

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    The US Government cannot account for the money it takes in.

    They haven't passed an internal audit in over eight years. There's at least two trillion missing at the defense department alone.

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    nah it's the same thing they did with cigarettes, all it did was create a black market it's not gonna do shit for obesity except for the government to earn extra cash. Which is probably the real reason why their doing this.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I don't smoke, but I didn't agree with uping the cigarette prices.

    I eat fairly healthy, and and I don't drink sodas hardly ever. I don't think they should tax a food because people lack self control.

    Money isn't going to fix that. The root cause of the problem isn't going to be solved, and nothing will be discouraged. Ridiculous.
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    Yeu may notice that the poor people are generally the ones binging on pizza/pop/beer/smokes/marijuana.

    So obviously cost isn't the issue...

    Upping the tax isn't going to fix anything, except give yeu more monies to loose in various cabinet shuffles.

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    if only we still had allen ginsberg around...

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    How would this work?
    In New York State, food purchases in grocery stores is not taxed.
    There is already a bottle deposit in place for soda. It's supposed to encourage people to return the empty cans/bottles, instead of throwing them on the ground. People are still throwing them on the ground.
    Would the tax be added in restaurants? Just for pizza and soda pop? So people will just eat more chicken wings and less pizza???
    Collecting this tax sounds like a logistical nightmare.
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